The sun was in a hurry to rise, or so it felt. Light washed out the blanket of stars above me. I watched the morning crawl over the sea, until it touched my street and my house.
Only that I must succeed-at all costs.
This was where it would begin. Where I would restore honor to my family’s name. Where I would prove that a girl could be the best tailor in A’landi.
Many of you have already served as court tailors, but the imperial tailor is among the most esteemed and privileged of His Majesty’s loyal servants. It is a position that is held for life and brings much prosperity to the one who is deserving.
About the Author
Elizabeth loves classic film scores, books with a good romance, food (she currently has a soft spot for arepas and Ethiopian food), the color turquoise, overcast skies, English muffins, cycling, and baking. She lives in New York City with her husband.
Review of Spin The Dawn:
Review: (5 Stars): Spin The Dawn was an amazing story of a young woman who disguises herself as her brother to win a competition to help her struggling family. Maia has been working with her father as a tailor while her brothers went off to fight in the war and when the Emperor requests her father, Maia has to make a decision. She decides to cut off her hair and pretend to be her brother, Keton, to compete in the hopes of being chosen as the Imperial tailor.
Spin The Dawn was a beautifully written tale that kept me spellbound as Maia competed in each task to win the position as the Imperial tailor. Maia was such a great character and she faced so many challenges as she tried to win against each of the more experienced tailors. Her designs were so beautiful and intricate and I got lost in this wonderful story. This is the first book in a new series and I’m dying to see what happens next for Maia.
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